Department of State Police

Appropriations Summary








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The Michigan Department of State Police (MDSP) was created in 1935.  Its purpose is to "provide 24-hour statewide quality police service for the safety and the protection of the people and their property in the state of Michigan.  Its primary responsibilities are to reduce the opportunities for crime, to reduce traffic accidents through diligent and fair enforcement of the laws of this state, and to act as a first responder to any citizen's needs that can be addressed through the resources of the criminal justice system."[193]  The Department does a satisfactory job of fulfilling these stated goals.  But like all large governmental agencies, the MDSP operates a number of programs that are unnecessary.  They are reviewed below.